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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday's Ten

This morning, I ran 4 miles with Norah. It didn't go that great. Well, the run went fine...for me...but Norah, apparently, wasn't too happy to be along and for about a half a mile, she bawled and nothing could comfort her. Since she rejected all my efforts to make her happier (pacifier? toys?), I had no choice but to run her home as fast as I could. Thankfully, she eventually stopped crying and while she didn't sleep, she was at least content.

Then, this evening, I decided to put part of my new training schedule into action: some strength training. So, I pushed aside Norah's toys: And broke out this DVD:
10 minutes is about all I can handle for strength training. Any more than that and my attention starts to wander. I chose to do the upper body workout because my arms are currently like water pistols and I'd like them to be full-fledged guns. At the end, the workout ends with a few sets of push ups, and Scooter, sensing that I was on floor, came out to join me:
Afterward, my arms felt like limp noodles and I felt that the only kind of arm workout that I wanted to do for the rest of the evening was a 12 oz curl. Hmmmmm...choices, choices:
Decided to go with the Amstel, and lordy, my little string bean arm is havin' a tough time lifting this -- thankfully there's a reward at the end of this burn!
I might regret these 10 minutes of strength training come tomorrow morning when I can't lift Norah out of her crib!

16 comments:

Agate Lake Girl said...

I like the last part of that strength training workout a lot!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a great treat after a good workout!

inmytummy said...

Good choice. I would have gone with the Amstel too.

Rio said...

Nice arm strengthening work...both before and with beverage!

kelsalynn said...

Too cute ! Great post in pictures!

My dog lays on the floor right in front of me when I try to do my burpees.

xm41907 said...

How does Norah usually do in the stroller during a run? I have a two year old and my wife, whom I'm working on getting into running, has been thinking of getting a jogging stroller.

TNTcoach Ken said...

12 oz. curls, I love those......

Oz Runner said...

maybe Norah was crying because she wanted to be out of the stroller nad run like her mommy...my mind wanders with strength training too, can't do much more than 15 min

D10 said...

The quilt os so cute. Way to smile after a long day.

Heather said...

I love Norah's quilt - so cute!

I guess the bonus to the whole crying in the jogging stroller thing is that it forces you to run faster, but it's never very fun. :)

Wes said...

oh, girl! You picked Amstel over Newcastle? Sacrilege!

Viper said...

What is it about push-ups that make dogs go wild? I approve of your final workout. Rehydration is important.

Marlene said...

I need to work on my water-pistol arms too... a 10-minute workout sounds right up my alley. Hope you enjoyed the brew and that your noodles aren't too useless today!

X-Country2 said...

Carbs are essential with strength training. Excellent call.

N.D. said...

Nice job on the mommy/daughter 4 miler and workout + beer. Love it. And I love Norah's blanket too :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Sometimes they just want to fuss. It's exercise for their lungs. She was really just trying to help you with your speed work!

Great job getting in 10! I have done 0! A reward at the end always helps.